GLACY+: Specialized course on international cooperation for prosecutors and judges delivered in Costa Rica

3-6 August 2021 ONLINE

About 20 Costa Rican prosecutors and judges benefited through the GLACY+ Project from a specialized course on international cooperation aimed at better preparing the judicial authorities to investigate cybercrime cases and handle e-evidence in accordance with the standards and tools provided by...

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Angola virtually hosts the annual forum of the FIU of the Portuguese Speaking African Countries (PALOP) and East Timor

20 – 22 JULY 2021 ONLINE | MULTIPLE COUNTRIES

The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Angola, celebrating 10 years of activity in 2021, in collaboration with the European Union project to support the consolidation of the rule of law in PALOP and Timor-Leste (PACED) and the GLACY+ project hosted, between 20 and 22 July, the annual forum of...

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GLACY+: Introductory Training Course on Cybercrime for Judges and Prosecutors from ECOWAS French speaking countries

12-15 july 2021 ONLINE

The ECOWAS Commission and the Council of Europe are partnering, through the OCWAR-C and, respectively, the GLACY+ project, to support strengthening national and regional judicial capacity in the ECOWAS region through a training programme on cybercrime and electronic evidence. Between 12 - 15 July...

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Parliamentarians for Global Action, GLACY+ and Octopus Project: First Regional Parliamentary Webinar to Promote Universality and Implementation of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

13 JULY 2021 ONLINE | AFRICA REGION

On 13 July, GLACY+ project and Octopus Project together with Parliamentarians for Global Action organised the first webinar from a series of four thematic webinars to promote the universality and implementation of the Budapest Convention and its Protocol/s to ensure an effective and coordinated...

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GLACY+: Consolidated regional collaborations during the 10th Steering Committee meeting of the project

12 JULY 2021 ONLINE

The 10th meeting of the Steering Committee was held online, on 12 July 2021, covering the developments and updates that took place over the past six months in the priority countries, conducting a review of the GLACY+ project activities, planning for future endeavors and gathering feedback from...

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INTERPOL & GLACY+ : Streamlining training strategies for law enforcement in GLACY+ French speaking priority countries

5-9 July 2021 ONLINE

A series of workshops on training strategies for law enforcement authorities in Burkina Faso, Benin, Morocco and Senegal was carried out by INTERPOL’s experts between 5-9 July 2021. On the first day, over 40 representatives from the four countries actively participated in a plenary session, aimed...

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The International Network of National Judicial Trainers: second series of Practitioners to Practitioners workshops starting September

08 July 2021 ONLINE | MULTIPLE COUNTRIES

On 08 July, the International Network of National Judicial Trainers concluded the first series of six practitioners-to-practitioners workshops, as part of the current efforts to enable judges and prosecutors to enhance their knowledge on cybercrime and electronic evidence through training,...

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GLACY+: Introductory Training Course on Cybercrime for Judges and Prosecutors from ECOWAS English speaking countries

5-8 July 2021 ONLINE

The ECOWAS Commission and the Council of Europe are partnering, through the OCWAR-C and respective GLACY+ projects to support strengthening national and regional judicial capacity in the ECOWAS region through a training programme on cybercrime and electronic evidence. Between 5-8 July 2021,...

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GLACY+: Cybercrime First Responders Training for the African Gendarmerie Officers

28 JUNE - 2 JULY 2021 ONLINE

In continuation of the previous series of trainings delivered in June 2019, during June 28th - July 2nd, 2021, the Council of Europe organized the Training of Trainers for First Responders on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence. The event was organized under the framework of the joint European...

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Second African Forum on cybercrime: creating synergies for a coordinated approach to protect societies from the threat of cybercrime

28-29 June 2021 Online

Following the success of the First African Forum on cybercrime, the African Union Commission, the European Union and the Council of Europe (GLACY+ and Octopus Project), in partnership with other international Organisations, hosted the Second continent-wide African Forum on Cybercrime. The event...

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Second African Forum on cybercrime to take place on 28 and 29 June online

25 June 2021 Strasbourg

As the world evolves towards a new “normal”, the use of and reliance on information technology has become more and more pervasive in society. Targeting and illegally exploiting computer systems and malicious software have also become increasingly common. The COVID-19 global pandemic has spurred...

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GLACY+: Workshop on a new cybercrime act in Tonga

24-25 June 2021 ONLINE & HYBRID

Party to the Budapest Convention and GLACY+ priority country since 2017, Tonga has adopted in November 2020 the Electronic Communication Abuse Act 2020 – soon to enter into effect, introducing obligations for service providers to assist LEA and the mandatory production order for access to data....

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GLACY+: Strong commitment of the PNG authorities for the accession to Budapest Convention

8-9 and 10-11 June Online & Hybrid

The GLACY+ Project supported the organization of two back-to-back events in Papua New Guinea. The Online Introductory Training Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for Judges was organized in collaboration with the Papua New Guinea Centre for Judicial Excellence (PNGCJE) on 8 and 9 June,...

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GLACY+: Online stakeholder webinar on new cybercrime legislation in Belize

8 JUNE 2021 ONLINE

Further to the launch of the National Cybersecurity Strategy for the years 2020-2023 and the enactment of the Cybercrime Act by the House of Representatives of Belize from September 2020, on 3 June 2021, the Council of Europe, through the GLACY+ project, in collaboration with the Ministry of Home...

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Parliamentarians for Global Action, GLACY+ and Octopus Project: Webinar Series to Promote Universality and Implementation of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

27 May 2021 ONLINE

The Council of Europe Cybercrime Programme Office through the GLACY+ project and the Octopus Project, in cooperation with PGA's International Peace and Security Program (IPSP), are launching a series of thematic Webinars as part of the Global Parliamentary Cybersecurity Initiative (GPCI) to...

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International Association of Prosecutors, GLACY+ and Octopus projects gave the start to the series of webinars dedicated to the Second Additional Protocol: First Webinar on Enhanced Cooperation and Disclosure of Electronic Evidence

13 MAY 2021 ONLINE I MULTIPLE COUNTRIES

Between May and December 2021, the International Association of Prosecutors, the Council of Europe through the GLACY+ and the Octopus Project are co-organising a series of thematic webinars to exchange views on the existing and emerging forms of cooperation for effective access to electronic...

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GLACY+: Maldives pursues strong commitment to Budapest Convention. Workshop on Cybercrime Legislation and Electronic Evidence for aligning the national legislation with the provisions of the Convention

26-27 APRIL 2021 Hybrid | Malé

GLACY+ project, a joint project of the European Union and Council of Europe teamed up with the US Department of Justice (USDoJ) to support the current national efforts to align the Maldivian legal framework on cybercrime and electronic evidence to the provisions of the Budapest Convention. As...

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The International Network of National Judicial Trainers: an overview of the First Steering Committee coordination call

20 APRIL 2021 ONLINE | MULTIPLE COUNTRIES

On 20 April 2021, the Steering Committee of the International Network of the National Judicial Trainers on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence held its first coordination call, with the support of GLACY+, iPROCEEDS-2, CyberSouth and CyberEast projects in their capacity as Secretariat of the...

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The International Network of National Judicial Trainers: First coordination call of the Steering Committee

20 APRIL 2021 ONLINE | MULTIPLE COUNTRIES

On 20 April 2021, the Steering Committee of the International Network of the National Judicial Trainers on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence will hold its first coordination call, with the support of GLACY+, iPROCEEDS-2, CyberSouth and CyberEast projects, in their capacity as Secretariat of the...

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GLACY+: Colombia and Peru learn about Data Protection and Global Policing Capabilities implemented by INTERPOL

13 – 15 April 2021 ONLINE

La versión española está más abajo / Spanish version further down Between 13-15 April 2021, INTERPOL under the framework of GLACY+ project, a joint action of the European Union and Council of Europe, organised an online workshop on Data Protection and Global Policing Capabilities for...

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Paths for multi-stakeholder engagement in the fight against cybercrime

12 APRIL 2021 ONLINE

In the context of the upcoming UN process on negotiating a global cybercrime treaty, panelists explore the prospects for multi-stakeholder engagement and civil society contribution. The fight against cybercrime cannot be siloed. On a national, regional and international level, the meaningful and...

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INTERPOL & GLACY+: Spanish Series of Technical Webinars on Decrypting Communication Algorithms

7-16 APRIL 2021 ONLINE

La versión española está más abajo / Spanish version further down The Spanish edition of technical webinars on cryptography organized by INTERPOL under the GLACY+ Project, a joint action of the European Union and the Council of Europe, has gathered a record number of participants: more than 900...

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CyberSouth and GLACY+: Workshop on the functioning and role of 24/7 Networks of Contact Points in the international cooperation on cybercrime and e-evidence

31 March - 1 April 2021 online activity

During 31 March – 1 April 2021, the CyberSouth and GLACY+ projects organised a Workshop on the functioning and role of 24/7 Networks of Contact Points in the international cooperation on cybercrime and e-evidence, together with INTERPOL. Approximately 170 participants, representing criminal...

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GLACY+ project welcomes Colombia as priority country

24-26 March 2021 Online

On 24-26 March 2021, the GLACY+ Project, a joint action of the European Union and the Council of Europe, together with INTERPOL supported the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombia in organizing a three-day workshop with the scope of assessing the current state of the cybercrime legislation and...

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GLACY+: Brazil is a new Priority Country: initial assessment of criminal justice capacities on cybercrime and e-evidence concluded

24-26 March 2021 ONLINE - BRAZIL

The GLACY+ Project, a joint action of the European Union and the Council of Europe, together with INTERPOL, supported the Public Ministry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brazil in organizing a three-day workshop with the scope of assessing the current state of the cybercrime legislation...

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GLACY+: Designing judicial training in the Philippines – On-demand online modules and a Bench Book for judges

10 MARCH 2021 ONLINE | PHILIPPINES

An online brainstorming session was held on the 10th of March 2021, in the framework of the GLACY+ project a joint action of the European Union and Council of Europe, aimed at defining the outline of an updated judicial training materials on cybercrime and electronic evidence, tailor-fit to the...

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Cape Verdean national judicial trainers deliver introductory course on cybercrime and electronic evidence for judges and prosecutors

9-11 March 2021 Hybrid | Praia, Cape Verde

The GLACY+ Project supported the Ministry of Justice and Labour of Cape Verde in organizing a three-day Introductory Judicial Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for judges and prosecutors, using the new Council of Europe judicial training materials. With this occasion, 35 practitioners...

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GLACY+: 4th edition of the INTERPOL Malware Analysis Training – Africa, Europe and MENA region

1-5 MARCH 2021 Online

Between 1-5 March, experienced cybercrime investigators and digital forensics experts from Benin, Cape Verde and Ghana (GLACY+ project priority countries) have participated in the 4th edition of the INTERPOL Malware Analysis Training, series dedicated to Africa, Europe and MENA region. The course...

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Crypto speaks French: rolling out the new edition of INTERPOL GLACY+ Technical Webinars

15-25 Février 2021 EN LIGNE

Between 15 to 25 February, INTERPOL has resumed the series of technical webinars on cryptography delivered under the GLACY+ project to Criminal Justice Authorities, this time targeting French speaking professionals from more than 30 countries. Around 100 participants per session actively engaged...

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The International Network of National Judicial Trainers: the first practitioners-to-practitioners’ workshop

24 FEBRUARY 2021 ONLINE

On 24 February, the International Network of National Judicial Trainers gave the start of the series of practitioners-to-practitioners’ workshops, as part of the current efforts to enable judges and prosecutors to enhance their knowledge on cybercrime and electronic evidence through training,...

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Plenary meeting: International Network of the National Judicial Trainers

29 January 2021 ONLINE

Following the commitment expressed during the second meeting of the International Network of the National Judicial Trainers on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence (“the Network”), on 29 January 2021, GLACY+, iPROCEEDS-2, CyberSouth and CyberEast Projects, organized the on-line plenary meeting of...

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GLACY+: Romania – Brazil bilateral meeting on best practices of the 24/7 point of contact under the Budapest Convention

27 January 2021 ONLINE | ROMANIA-BRAZIL

Within the framework of the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended Project (GLACY+), Brazilian officials met today in a virtual meeting with the representatives of the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism of the Romanian General Prosecutor’s Office and the Cybercrime Unit of...

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GLACY+: 5 days, 5 technical Webinars on Cryptography

1-10 December ONLINE

A series of 5 technical webinars was organized by INTERPOL, in the framework of the GLACY+ project, to develop an incremental focus on the topic of Cryptography for Criminal Justice Authorities. The online events were delivered in the period between 1st and the 10th of December, gathering over...

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GLACY+: Kiribati works on cybercrime legislation in line with international standards

9-10 & 16 December 2020 ONLINE

In the past months Kiribati has been working on a comprehensive proposal for a cybercrime legislation that could enable its criminal justice sector to effectively tackle the increasing threat posed by cybercrime and its cross-border dimension. With the aim to align this bill with the...

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GLACY+: Virtual Workshop on Data Protection and Global Policing Capabilities implemented by INTERPOL

25-27 NOVEMBER 2020 ONLINE

During the period of 25 - 27 November 2020, the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended Project (GLACY+) organised online the Regional Workshop on Data Protection and Global Policing Capabilities for 51 representatives from police, judiciary and data protection communities from Chile, Costa Rica and...

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Eurojust and the Council of Europe hold a Joint Workshop on International Cooperation

8 - 9 December 2020 Online

Two days, two institutions, two sets of countries – Eurojust and the Council of Europe joined forces in what becomes a yearly tradition, holding a Joint Workshop on International Cooperation in Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence on 8-9 December 2020 in a fully virtual environment. Opened by the...

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GLACY+: Mozambique: first workshop on cybercrime legislation and international judicial cooperation

24 – 26 NOVEMBER 2020 ONLINE | MOZAMBIQUE

On 24 November, 28 Mozambican prosecutors, judges and investigators took part in the “National Workshop on Cybercrime Legislation and International Judicial Cooperation” for professionals of justice, co-organized by the Ministry of Justice of Mozambique and the Council of Europe through the...

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GLACY+: International gathering focuses on how to streamline cybercrime and e-evidence topics in Law Enforcement Training Strategies

25 NOVEMBER 2020 ONLINE

The second International Workshop on Cybercrime Training Strategies for Law Enforcement Agencies was held on 25th of November, co-organized by INTERPOL, the European Cybercrime Training and Education Group (ECTEG) and the Council of Europe, in the framework of the GLACY+ Project. The workshop was...

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GLACY+: CABO VERDE virtually hosts the annual International Conference on Cybercrime and International Cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Community of Portuguese Language Countries

18 – 20 NOVEMBER 2020 ONLINE | MULTIPLE COUNTRIES

The Presidency of Cape Verde of the Conference of Ministers of Justice from the Portuguese Speaking Countries (CMJPLOP), in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice and Labour of Cape Verde and the GLACY+ project hosted, between 18 and 20 November, the second annual international meeting on...

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GLACY+: Online Workshop on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence Legislation in Sudan

18-19 NOVEMBER 2020 ONLINE

The Government of Sudan and the Council of Europe, through its Cybercrime Division and the Data Protection Unit, have kick-started a collaboration in the framework of the Digital Innovation Programme that the Sudanese authorities have undertaken this year. Specifically, support was requested for...

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GLACY+: Judicial Trainers on Cybercrime and E-Evidence gather to discuss medium term development of a global network of peers

17 NOVEMBER 2020 ONLINE

The Second Meeting of the National Judicial Trainers on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence was held on the 17th of November, co-hosted by the GLACY+, iPROCEEDS-2, CyberSouth and CyberEast Projects. The meeting built on the results achieved during the first edition, held in July 2019 in...

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GLACY+: PILON Week Webinar – The effects of COVID-19 on cybercrime in the Pacific

10 NOVEMBER 2020 ONLINE

PILON (The Pacific Islands Law Officers’ Network) and the Council of Europe teamed up on November 10th in delivering a webinar dedicated to debating the effects of the pandemic on cybercrime in the Pacific. The event gathered more than 50 cybercrime policy makers, criminal justice and law...

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GLACY+: Webinar on Effective Access to Electronic Evidence: towards a new Protocol to the Budapest Convention

9 NOVEMBER 2020 ONLINE

The webinar on "Effective Access to Electronic Evidence: towards a new Protocol to the Budapest Convention", held on November 9th, 2020, was a joint initiative of the Cybercrime Programme Office (C-PROC) of the Council of Europe and the International Association of Prosecutors. During the 2 hours...

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GLACY+: Ghanaian justices, law enforcement and National Cyber Security Center deliver introductory course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for criminal justice sector, new CoE materials adapted for national delivery

19-23 and 26-30 October 2020 ONLINE| KUMASI and ACCRA

The GLACY+ Project supported the National Cyber Security Center of Ghana in organizing two back-to-back Introductory Judicial Courses on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for judges and prosecutors, taking place – respectively – in Kumasi,19-23 October, covering the Northern region, and in...

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GLACY+: Building a solid foundation for measuring the impact of cybercrime

29 OCTOBER 2020 BUCHAREST/SINGAPORE

INTERPOL and the Council of Europe, in the framework of the GLACY+ Project, cooperate in publishing the Guide for Criminal Justice Statistics on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence. Many countries are recognizing the need to take actions against cybercrime, but they face difficulties in defining...

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GLACY+: Chile focuses on streamlining cybercrime and electronic evidence in the national training strategies for judges and prosecutors

27 – 28 OCTOBER 2020 ONLINE| CHILE

Yesterday, 27 October, 25 Chilean Prosecutors and Judges met online for an advisory workshop on judicial training strategies on cybercrime and electronic evidence. The meeting aimed at assessing the current state of judicial training on cybercrime and electronic evidence and the way forward to...

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GLACY+ & INTERPOL: 4th Digital Security Challenge 2020

12-16 OCTOBER 2020 ONLINE

GLACY+ Project participated in the organization of the 4th Digital Security Challenge 2020 (12-16 October) hosted by INTERPOL in cooperation with its private industry partner NEC and Cyber Defense Institute. A total of 100 participating cybercrime and digital forensics experts from 50 countries...

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GLACY+: INTERPOL Malware Analysis Training, enhancing technical capacities of GLACY+ countries

5-9 OCTOBER 2020 ONLINE

GLACY+ Project is participating in the series of malware analysis trainings organized by INTERPOL and its strategic partner, Trend Micro Inc., an IT security company with global presence. Due to the impact of COVID-19, the trainings are delivered online to small number of participants. The first...

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GLACY + & INTERPOL: Virtual Workshop On Data Protection And Global Policing Capabilities Implemented by INTERPOL

29 SEPTEMBER – 2 OCTOBER 2020 ONLINE | CAPE VERDE

Data protection is essential in international police cooperation and global sharing of police data. The workshop aimed to strengthen the understanding of the criminal justice community on how global trust can be built through robust data protection principles, and how INTERPOL effectively...

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GLACY+: CoE-APWG global webinar focuses on cooperation between criminal justice and service providers

30 SEPTEMBBER ONLINE

Some 180 representatives from criminal justice authorities of more than 60 countries took part on Wednesday 30 September in the C-PROC global webinar on collaboration between criminal justice authorities and multi-national service providers in cybercrime investigations. The event was co-organized...

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GLACY+: INTERPOL Technical webinars (E-FIRST)

14-30 September 2020 ONLINE

The E-FIRST Course for law enforcement developed by ECTEG and delivered from 14 to 30 September 2020 under the framework of the GLACY+ Project, featured a series of three real-time webinars. The 1st webinar - Crime Scene and Live Data – was held on September 21st, being focused on digital...

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C-PROC: International Call for Consultants

28 SEPTEMBER 2020 BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) based in Bucharest, Romania has launched an International Call for Tenders aiming to conclude a framework agreement with up to 160 consultants with specific experience of cybercrime and electronic evidence. Please consult the full...

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EU Cyber Forum: legal certainty is key for a better international cooperation against cybercrime

14-17 September 2020 Brussels & online

The EU Cyber Forum presented, in its second edition, a range of stimulating conversations about the current shifting situation in cyber-related policy, as determined by the pandemic and the geopolitical landscapes worldwide. Announced as ‘a platform for promoting the European Union’s global...

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GLACY+ participated in INTERPOL’s E-Evidence Boot Camp

15 June - 28 August 2020 ONLINE

INTERPOL’s E-Evidence Boot Camp (EEBC) is a 8-week long online training course on electronic evidence developed by INTERPOL in collaboration with University College Dublin. It combines self-paced learning, web forum and weekly online webinars where participants exchange ideas. The syllabus is...

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GLACY+: Online Regional Workshops in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America on Establishment and functioning of the 24/7 Points of Contact Network

28, 29, 30 JULY 2020 ONLINE

A series of three online regional workshops were conducted by the Council of Europe, focusing on Establishment and functioning of the 24/7 Points of Contact Network under the Budapest Convention. The events were held on 28, 29 and 30 July 2020, being respectively addressed to Africa, Asia-Pacific...

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GLACY+: High Level Workshop in the Republic of Congo on Cybercrime Legislation and the Budapest Convention

29 July ONLINE | Republic of Congo

The workshop was co-organized by the Council of Europe and the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Digital Economy of the Republic of Congo, following the expression of interest by Congolese authorities to reinforce their criminal justice capacities on cybercrime and electronic evidence and...

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GLACY + & INTERPOL: Virtual Workshop On Data Protection And Global Policing Capabilities Implemented by INTERPOL

15-17 JULY 2020 ONLINE | Benin and Burkina Faso

The training on data protection and global police capabilities dedicated to law enforcement and also to criminal investigators took place this year online, from July 15 to 17. The three-days workshop organized as part of the GLACY + project (Global Action on Cybercrime) in collaboration with...

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GLACY+: First responders course delivered online

29 June - 3 July 2020 ONLINE/Dakar, Senegal

After being confined at the “Ecole des Officiers de la Gendarmerie National” for three months as a group due to the Covid-19 pandemic, forty-seven gendarmerie officers of seventeen African countries successfully concluded the Council of Europe’s, Regional Training of trainers First responders’...

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Cybercrime in Africa and the challenges of international cooperation

16 June 2020 ONLINE

The U.S. Department of Justice (USDoJ) and the Council of Europe (CoE) organized on 16 June 2020 a webinar on the challenges of international cooperation on cybercrime and electronic evidence in the Africa region. Some 60 participants from twelve countries attended: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo...

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Cybercrime and criminal justice: EU-CoE webinars kick off with Asia-Pacific

headline 24 June 2020 ONLINE

The European Union and the Council of Europe are launching a series of five online regional webinars on cybercrime and criminal justice in cyberspace, in preparation of the UN-level negotiation on a new treaty on ‘countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal...

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GLACY+: Webinar on Cybercrime and terrorism: The criminal justice response

12 June 2020 ONLINE

The webinar held on 12 June 2020 on "Cybercrime and terrorism: The criminal justice response" was a joint initiative of the Cybercrime Programme Office (C-PROC) of the Council of Europe and the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism. During the webinar the panelists discussed about the criminal justice...

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GLACY+: Workshop for Maldivian authorities to raise awareness on the Budapest Convention

9-10 June 2020 ONLINE

An introductory workshop on cybercrime legislation for Maldivian criminal justice authorities was co-organized by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Council of Europe on 9 and 10 June 2020. The on-line seminar, organized in the framework of the GLACY+ Project, was intended to kick-off a...

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GLACY+: Paraguay progresses on legislative reform on cybercrime and electronic evidence

1-2 JUNE ONLINE

Some thirty Paraguayan officials, comprising of Judges, Prosecutors and Deputies to the National Assembly and the Senate, attended a one and a half day online workshop, organized of by the Cybercrime Programme office (C-PROC) and the ‘Ministerio Publico de Paraguay’ within the framework of the...

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Good practices of collaboration on cybercrime and electronic evidence

CSIRTs and criminal justice authorities

11 May 2020 Online

The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) organized on May 11, 2020, a webinar in collaboration with the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) and the Computer Emergency Response Team of Mauritius (CERT-MU), focused on how Computer Security Incident Response...

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GLACY+: ECUADOR launches its legislative reform on cybercrime

28 - 29 May 2020 Online

More than thirty Ecuadorian officials attended a one and a half days online legislative drafting workshop on 28-29 May 2020, organized by Ecuador’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Movilidad Humana) and supported by the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended...

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C-PROC Webinar on challenges and answers for criminal justice authorities in LATAM area

8 MAY 2020 BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

Designed for Latin America and the Caribbean, the third webinar hosted by the Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) on 8 May engaged experienced speakers and more than 200 professionals from the region in discussions on cybercrime challenges for criminal justice...

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Joint C-PROC & INTERPOL Webinar: Impact of COVID-19 on Financial Crimes

13 May 2020 BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) together with partner INTERPOL hosted on 13th of May a webinar on the Impact of COVID-19 on Financial Crimes. The webinar was attended by more than 300 participants coming from various relevant environments such as academia,...

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Brainstorming on the review of the judicial training courses on cybercrime

headline 6-8 May 2020 Bucharest, Romania

On 6-8 May, three of the capacity building projects on cybercrime - GLACY+, iPROCEEDS - 2 and CyberEast - joined forces and brought together six international experts to discuss the re-design of the judicial training courses developed by the Council of Europe. Following the virtual brainstorming...

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C-PROC Webinar on the establishment and functioning of specialized cybercrime units

29 April 2020 Bucharest, Romania

The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) hosted today a webinar on the Establishment and functioning of specialized cybercrime units. The webinar was attended by some 80 representatives from the law enforcement agencies of countries from Europe, Latin America and...

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Global state of cybercrime legislation – webinar series kick off

27 April 2020 Strasbourg, France

The first of a series of webinars by the Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) took place today with a focus on the “global state of cybercrime legislation”. Following a presentation on the results of a global survey carried out by C-PROC, representatives of Fiji and The...

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Guatemala was invited today to accede to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime.

23 April 2020 Strasbourg, France

Guatemala was invited today to accede to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) had previously worked with the authorities in Guatemala on drafting a bill on cybercrime and electronic evidence in compliance with the Budapest...

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C-PROC launches cybercrime webinars

23 April 2020 Bucharest, Romania

The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) has set up a program of webinars to reach out to its community and continue working on strengthening capacities of criminal justice authorities worldwide. The first in the series of webinars will be focused on the Global State of...

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GLACY+: Drafting Workshop on legislation on cybercrime and electronic evidence in Namibia

27 – 28 February 2020 Windhoek, Namibia

The Council of Europe organized on 27 – 28 February 2020 a legislative drafting workshop to assist with the finalization of Namibia’s cybercrime bill, with the coordinating support of Namibia’s Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT). The activity drew a broad level of...

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GLACY+: Stakeholders’ Consultation Workshop on the Data Protection Bill in Namibia

24 – 26 February 2020 Windhoek, NAMIBIA

The Council of Europe and the Commonwealth Secretariat co-organized on 24 – 26 February 2020 a first mission on data protection legislative drafting, with the coordinating support of Namibia’s Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT). The activity drew a very high and broad...

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C-PROC: International Meeting on Cooperation with Foreign Service Providers

26-28 February 2020 Tbilisi, Georgia

The European Commission and the Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) based in Bucharest, Romania hosted in Tbilisi, Georgia an international meeting on cooperation with foreign service providers. The event took place from Wednesday, 26 February 2020 to Friday, 28 February...

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GLACY+: Advisory Mission on Cybercrime Legislation in Belize

10-13 February 2020 Belize City, BELIZE

The Council of Europe and the Forum of Presidents of Legislative Assemblies (FOPREL), in the framework of the on-going agreement for Cooperation on Cybercrime in Central America and the Caribbean Basin co-organized a mission of legislation on cybercrime and electronic evidence in Belize from 10...

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GLACY+: Strengthening the capacities of African countries to respond to cyber terrorism attacks

18 -19 February 2020 Nairobi, Kenya

On 18 and 19 February the GLACY+ project was invited to contribute to the African regional workshop on “Enhancing the Capacity of Member States to prevent and Investigate Cyber-Attacks by Terrorist Actors and Mitigate their Impact”, organized in Nairobi, Kenya by the United Nations...

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GLACY+: The Gambia hosts the validation workshop on the Cybercrime Bill 2020

5 February 2020 Serrekunda, The Gambia

The validation workshop on cybercrime legislation was hosted by the Ministry of Communication and Information Infrastructure (MOICI) in the Gambia and co-organized by the Council of Europe and Expertise France, in the framework of two European Union funded initiatives, namely the GLACY+ and...

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C-PROC is recruiting a Financial Assistant

11 February 2020 Bucharest, Romania

The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) invites applications from qualified candidates interested in a position of Financial Assistant. Deadline for applications: 31 March 2020. Vacancy Notice n° o11/2020

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C-PROC is recruiting Project Assistants for capacity building projects on cybercrime

11 February 2020 Bucharest, Romania

The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) invites applications from qualified candidates interested in a position of Project Assistant. Current vacancies are related to projects aimed at strengthening criminal justice capacities on cybercrime and electronic evidence, such...

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GLACY+: Burkina Faso becomes a priority country

27-30 January 2020 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) and INTERPOL carried out the initial assessment of Burkina Faso, in view of its inclusion among the priority countries of the GLACY+ project for capacity building on cybercrime. With the support of the Ministry of Justice, the team...

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GLACY+: Initial scoping mission in Congo - Brazzaville

28-30 January 2020 Congo - Brazzaville

On 28-30 January the GLACY+ Project joined forces with the Cyber4Dev Project of the European Union and conducted an initial scoping mission in Congo Brazzaville. The aim of the activity was to identify priorities and needs of national institutions in the areas of: cyber security and cyber...

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C-PROC: Call for Short-Term Consultants (Ad-Hoc Basis)

2 December 2019 Bucharest, Romania

The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) based in Bucharest, Romania has launched a Call for consultancy services on cybercrime and electronic evidence for short-term consultants on an ad-hoc basis. Please consult the full call below and submit the requested documentation...

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GLACY+: The Dominican Republic works on new data protection law

16-18 December 2019 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic initiated drafting a new national legislation on the protection of privacy and personal data in compliance with the Council of Europe's Convention 108+, the modernized landmark instrument in this field. In order to have the data protection law in line with international...

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Burkina Faso invited to join the Budapest Convention

11 December 2019 Strasbourg, France

Today, Burkina Faso was also invited to accede to the Budapest Convention. The Parliament of Burkina Faso had recently adopted domestic legislation in line with the requirements of this treaty and is benefitting from the project on Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+). State of...

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GLACY+: 5th Americas Working Group Meeting on Cybercrime for Heads of Cybercrime Units

11-14 November 2019 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

GLACY+ Project together with Cyber Americas Project and the Dominican Republic National Police co-organized the 5th INTERPOL Americas Working Group Meeting on Cybercrime for Heads of Units on 11-14 November 2019 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The event was attended by 48 participants -...

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GLACY+/CyberSouth: The Presidency of the Public Prosecution Office in Morocco trains reference prosecutors on cybercrime and electronic evidence with the support of the Council of Europe

On 28-29 November 2019, the Council of Europe supported the Presidency of the Public Prosecution Office in the delivery of a two days training on international cooperation on cybercrime. Within the premises of the High Judicial Institute of Rabat, 40 reference prosecutors were trained on how to...

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GLACY+: Support to the Introductory judicial course on cybercrime and electronic evidence in Costa Rica

25-28 November 2019 San José, Costa Rica

The Council of Europe supported the Training and Supervision Unit of the Public Prosecutor's Office (UCS) from Costa Rica in organizing the Introductory judicial course on cybercrime and electronic evidence for judges and prosecutors, during 25-28 November 2019. For the first time in Costa Rica,...

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GLACY+: Advisory mission on cybercrime legislation in Fiji

30 October - 1 November 2019 Suva, Fiji

A three days advisory mission on cybercrime legislation was concluded on 1 November in Suva, Fiji, conducted in the framework of the GLACY+ and the Cybercrime@Octopus Projects. The activity, co-organized with the Office of the Attorney General of Fiji, aimed at analyzing the draft proposal of the...

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Cybecrime@Octopus: Council of Europe supported the Climax Week of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month of Ghana

21-23 October 2019 Accra, Ghana

The Council of Europe through GLACY+ and Cybercrime@Octopus Projects supported the organization of three consecutive events in the framework of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM 2019) of Ghana. Formal opening of the Climax Week of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month of...

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GLACY+: Inter-Ministerial Round Table on cyber security and cybercrime in West Africa, Ghana an ECOWAS best practice

21 October 2019 Accra, GHANA

An Inter-Ministerial Round Table on cyber security and cybercrime in West Africa was held in Accra, Ghana, as high-level event of the Climax Week of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The meeting gathered together Ministers, diplomats and other dignitaries of countries from the ECOWAS...

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Council of Europe and Eurojust 2nd international conference: Darknet and online sexual violence against children

30 September - 1 October The Hague, The Netherlands

The second joint conference on cybercrime organized by Eurojust and the Council of Europe focuses on investigations of online sexual violence against children in the Darknet. The event is gathering some 120 participants from countries supported by cybercrime capacity building projects of the...

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Council of Europe and US join forces for enhancing capacities in the African Region

23-27 September 2019 Lagos, Nigeria

The International Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Attorney Advisor (ICHIP) and Computer Crimes and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) of the US DOJ led the organization of the African Regional Workshop on Cybercrime, National Cyber Security and Internet Piracy, together with the...

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GLACY+: Integrating modules on cybercrime and e-evidence in the judicial training curricula of Costa Rica

23-24 September 2019 San José, Costa Rica

The Attorney General of Costa Rica, Ms. Emilia Navas Aparicio, inaugurated the workshop aimed at discussing and supporting the integration of training modules on cybercrime and electronic evidence into the regular judicial training curricula in the country: Knowledge is power, and understanding...

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GLACY+: Strategic partnership with FOPREL and discussions with Mexican authorities

19-21 August 2019 Mexico City, Mexico

The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC), through the GLACY+ project, undertook a mission to Mexico with two main purposes: To participate in the 22nd Extraordinary Meeting of the Forum of Presidents of National Parliaments of countries in Central America and Caribbean...

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GLACY+: Advisory Mission on Cybercrime Legislation in FOPREL countries

1-2 July 2019 El Salvador

The XII Meeting of the Interparliamentary Commission on Citizen Security and Administration of Justice and IX Meeting of the Interparliamentary Commission on International Affairs and Regional Integration of FOPREL were organized by the Forum of Presidents of Legislative Powers of Central...

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GLACY+ at the 2nd meeting of CiberRede

25-26 June 2019 Santiago, Chile

The second meeting of CiberRede, the Ibero-American Network of Specialized Prosecutors on Cybercrime focused on discussing possible legislative gaps in the various countries in this area, departing from the international legal frameworks and the recommendations of international organizations....

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GLACY+ and iPROCEEDS: Workshop on channels and avenues for international cooperation in cybercrime

25-27 June 2019 Singapore

The Council of Europe and INTERPOL organized a Workshop on channels and avenues for international cooperation in cybercrime, at the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore, dedicated to police officers coming from GLACY+ and iPROCEEDS priority countries. The workshop was opened by...

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First Data Protection Conference for the African Region

24-27 June 2019 Accra, Ghana

The first ever Africa Data Protection and Privacy Conference was organised in Accra from 24 to 27 June, gathering the African Data Protection Network as well as numerous representatives of African countries which do not yet have data protection laws and/or authorities. The open part of the...

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Benin invited to accede to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

21 June 2019 Strasbourg, France

On 21 June 2019, Benin was invited to accede to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. Earlier this year, Benin received a visit of a delegation of the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) and held a workshop on the Budapest Convention which confirmed that the country has the necessary...

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GLACY+: Sixty-two African Gendarmerie officers participate in a Cybercrime Training for First Responders

3-7 June 2019 Dakar, Senegal

The Council of Europe is organizing the Training of Trainers for First Responders on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence in collaboration with the Gendarmerie Nationale of Senegal, at the Ecole d’Officiers de la Gendarmerie Nationale (E.O.G.N). It is a course for young officers, integrated in...

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GLACY+: Cybercrime Policies and Strategies for the Caribbean Region

12-14 June 2019 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

The Council of Europe organized, with the support of the Dominican Government and the CARICOM Crime and Security Implementation Agency (CARICOM IMPACS), a regional conference for the countries of the Caribbean Community, aimed at facilitating the development of specific policies and strategies...

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GLACY+: Cyber security and cybercrime maturity assessment of Namibia

22-24 May 2019 Windhoek, Namibia

An assessment of the cyber security and cybercrime capacities of Namibia has been conducted through a joint in-country mission of the World Bank, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the UK FCO and the Council of Europe, in the framework of the GLACY+ Project. The initiative, coordinated by the Ministry...

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Cooperation on cybercrime in the Pacific: PILON meets in Vanuatu

headline 27-31 May 2019 Port Vila, Vanuatu

The 3rd meeting of the Cybercrime Working Group of the Pacific Island Law Officers Network (PILON) is focusing on the international sharing of electronic evidence. In the opening session of the regional meeting, Leotrina Macomber, Chair of the PILON Cybercrime Working Group, noted that...

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Second Expert Meeting on the FRA/CoE Handbook on Cybercrime and Fundamental Rights

14-15 May 2019 Vienna, Austria

Representatives from the European Commission (DG JUST and DG HOME), Eurojust, Europol, ENISA, Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), UNODC, OSCE, the Prosecution Service of Austria, the Netherlands, Romania and international experts from the academia actively participated and contributed to the second...

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Open Source Tools for Cybercrime Investigation and Digital Forensics - FREETOOL showcase

15 - 17 May 2019 Bucharest, Romania

The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC), in collaboration with the University College Dublin – Center for Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Investigation organised the FREETOOL Showcase Workshop on 15-17 May 2019 at SELEC’s Headquarters, Bucharest, Romania. The event gathered...

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GLACY+: Introductory Judicial Training of Trainers on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence in Cape Verde

6-10 May 2019 Praia, Cape Verde

GLACY+ delivered the first Introductory Judicial Training of Trainers (ToT) on cybercrime and electronic evidence for judges, prosecutors lawyers and other judicial officials of Cape Verde. The 31 participants consisted in a mixture of judges, prosecutors, lawyers, judiciary police officials, and...

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GLACY+: 2nd meeting of the Cybercrime Forum for CPLP countries

11-12 April 2019 Praia, Cape Verde

The GLACY+ project organized in cooperation with the Cybercrime Forums Coordination of the Public Prosecution Services of the Lusophone countries (CPLP) and with the Office of the General Public Prosecutor of Cape Verde, an international conference on the Fight against Cybercrime – The Public...

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GLACY+ at the EU Cyber Forum

15-16 April 2019 Brussels, Belgium

The GLACY+ project is represented by approximately 20 delegates from all priority countries who are now attending the EU Cyber Forum in Brussels, Belgium. Bringing together over 120 attendees from all over the world, the EU Cyber Forum provides a platform where different EU actors and partner...

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GLACY+: Advanced Judicial Training for Chilean Trained Trainers

8-11 April 2019 Santiago, Chile

The Advanced Judicial Training on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence was opened in Santiago on Monday, 8 April 2019, by Chile's General Attorney, Mr. Jorge Abbott. The twenty-something participants who completed in November 2018 the basic training have now been immersed in a practical training...

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GLACY+: The Gambia commits to join the international network of the fight against cybercrime

25-27 March 2019 Banjul, The Gambia

The first draft of a modern legislation on cybercrime and electronic evidence was finalized in The Gambia, fully in line with the international standards provided by the Budapest Convention. The draft law is the result of a 3-day workshop supported by the Council of Europe in the framework of...

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GLACY+: Mainstreaming cybercrime training modules in the curricula of Ghanaian Judicial Training Institutions

20-22 March 2019 Accra, Ghana

After the roll-out of the new Introductory Judicial Training and Advanced Judicial Training courses in Ghana, the GLACY+ project continued with a discussion on the long-term integration of judicial training on cybercrime and electronic evidence into the curricula of training institutions,...

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GLACY+: National Conference on the Technical Implementation of the Budapest Convention

18-19 March 2019 Accra, Ghana

The Council of Europe, in collaboration with the office of the National Cyber Security Centre advisor of the Republic of Ghana, organized the National Conference on the Technical Implementation of the Budapest Convention in Accra, Ghana on 18-19 March 2019. The conference brought together 120+...

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